Pointing Out

Where there might otherwise be turning towards the deceptions of the flesh “cans” to acquire right standing through the dos and don'ts of the law, pointing back to the righteousness only Jesus’ blood could purchase always effectively nourishes and strengthens faith in Him once again for the one doing the pointing.

  Nov 24, 2017   admin


1 Timothy 4:6 (NIV)
6  If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.


Ministry doesn’t have to be complicated and requiring a great deal of education and preparation. It can be as simple as pointing out the freedom that’s already been provided for us in Christ. Even without an engaging personality or a polished presentation, ministry can be incredibly effective by simply telling of the power of the cross in liberating from impossibly fulfillable religious requirements. 

An essential nourishment is also taking place in this pointing out, though, and not for just the hearer, but also for the teller, or minister herself/himself. Each time words are formed to redirect thoughts towards the good news in Jesus, faith is being presented, but it is also being established in the heart of the proclaimer. Very essential hearing from one’s own mouth takes place in the “pointing out of these things”. Where there might otherwise be turning towards the deceptions of the flesh “cans” to acquire right standing through the dos and don'ts of the law, pointing back to the righteousness only Jesus’ blood could purchase always effectively nourishes and strengthens faith in Him once again for the one doing the pointing. 

There will never be a single act of ours that can take the place of what Jesus did. Accessing what He alone has already done will only take place through the acts of faith - believing, confessing, and acting on the truth in His Name. In this amazing truth proclaimed is good ministery enacted, and powerful nourishment received to continue in the faith that brought this amazing new life in Him. 


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